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Norfolk Holiday Cottages

Two children watching the seals at Horsey Beach, Norfolk © Jill Leyden

Two children watching the seals at Horsey Beach, Norfolk © Jill Leyden

Norfolk holiday cottages bring you closer to some of the best beaches in the East and Norfolk presents the holiday maker the glory of wide open skies, historic houses and plenty of rural comforts. The likes of the Norfolk Broads, Cromer Beach and quaint villages frequently attract visitors back time and time again.

Our holiday cottages are located in unique locations ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and offer access to some of the most beautiful estates in Norfolk. Norfolk is well-known for Blickling Estate, and Felbrigg Hall, which is one of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia and is quintessentially Norfolk.

The Trust have a charming collection of Norfolk cottages. Some holiday inspiration comes in the form of the magnificent Tower. Looking like a mini castle, complete with Rapunzel tower, offers views across the fields towards the coast. The Mustard Pot Cottage, named after its shape, sits within the Felbrigg estate offering an enclosed garden and access to acres of park and woodland. With cottages for couples and families, there is sure to be one for you.

The Norfolk coast boasts some of the East’s finest beaches, including Holkham, Brancaster, Hunstanton and Cromer Beach. Our coastal holiday cottages in Norfolk present a special selection of cottages perfect for shoreside escape where you can enjoy the sand and sea.

Blakeney Point is a National Trust Nature Reserve that is home to migrating birds and a large collection of seals. No matter what time of the year you visit, you can enjoy this ever-changing coast, whether it’s the moving tides, the changing light of Norfolk’s wide skies or the movement of the resident birdlife. Families interested in staying near Blakeney can try Blakeney Lodge, a two bedroom cottage on the edge of the nature reserve.

The village of Horsey is famous for its Windpump, an iconic Norfolk Broads landmark. Where the Broads meet the coast, Horsey provides unrivalled views across this mysterious landscape of Norfolk. Horsey Barns is made up of three separate cottages arranged to provide a comfortable and relaxing break for walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts or those simply wishing to enjoy the vast open spaces along this stretch of North Norfolk coast. The Horsey estate is an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.

A North Norfolk cottage gives you easy access to some of the most beautiful and wild coastline in the UK. From the wide open beaches of Holkham and Brancaster to the charming towns of Holt and Burnham Market, the Trust have the perfect cottages for a North Norfolk holiday.

Burnham Overy Staithe puts you in walking distance of the Norfolk coast and a short car journey to the wide, open, Brancaster Beach or the expansive Holkham Beach. The location is also perfect for a shopping trip to Burnham Market. Situated adjacent to the mill pool and stream, Millstream and Mrs Preedy's Cottage offer comfortable accommodation for 2 or 5 people with easy walking access across the meadows to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.

Further along the North Norfolk shore, Cromer is an ideal holiday destination with Cromer Pier, seal and boat trips, as well as the famous Cromer Crab. Cromer Lodge is a quirky, cosy cottage situated in an ideal location near the coast. Part of the former Gate Lodge to Felbrigg Hall, this cottage provides easy to the sandy beaches of West Runton and Cromer plus access to the trees and gardens of the Hall.

Many of our Norfolk holiday cottages welcome dogs. We currently have a collection of 12 dog-friendly cottages in Norfolk, all with easy access to miles of beautiful countryside, the Norfolk coast and staying in a dog-friendly cottage offers plenty of space for your doggy to exercise and enjoy long walks.

This delightful and comfortable Meadowside Cottage stands in a large garden in the middle of this tiny Norfolk hamlet, almost on the edge of Blickling Park’s Bluebell Wood. A small paved seating area overlooking the hedged garden leads through to a private stretch of riverbank, with tranquil views across the meadows beyond.

Situated within Sheringham Park, Wood Farm Cottages is set in its own enclosed garden on the edge of the wood and with easy access to Sheringham Beach offering plenty of dog walking opportunities. The Norfolk Coast Path is definitely one to try!

Click here to see more of our dog-friendly cottages in other parts of the UK.

Why choose a National Trust holiday cottage in Norfolk?

Our holiday cottages in Norfolk are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you will enjoy the space to relax in truly unbelievable locations.

Every time you stay with us, the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the National Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

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The Trust is exceptionally proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to return to their special holiday cottage and enjoy its pleasure time and time again.

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  • The exterior of Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk © Mike Henton

    Wood Farm

    Upper Sheringham , Norfolk

    Detached cottage within Sheringham Park, set in its own garden on the edge of the wood.

  • The exterior of The Tower, Nr. Aylsham, Norfolk. © Mike Henton

    The Tower

    nr Aylsham , Norfolk

    Set on the real estate around Blickling Hall in the glorious part of north Norfolk.

  • The exterior of Sexton's Lodge, Cromer, Norfolk © Mike Henton

    Sexton's Lodge

    Cromer , Norfolk

    On a quiet lane behind Felbrigg Hall with direct access to its parkland.

  • Exterior of Stable Apartment,Felbrigg Hall,Norfolk

    Stable Apartment

    Cromer , Norfolk

    A smaller apartment of two and is a comfortable studio with beamed ceiling.

  • Exterior view of Watermill Apartment,Burnham-Overy-Staithe,Norfolk

    Watermill Apartment

    Burnham-Overy-Staithe , Norfolk

    This apartment is on the first floor with fine views of the mill stream and marshes.

  • The exterior of Chapel Lodge, Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk © David Kirkham

    Chapel Lodge

    Oxborough, Kings Lynn , Norfolk

    A 19th-century Norfolk country cottage located in the grounds of Oxburgh Hall.

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